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Advanced biometric fingerprint access control readers from Lumidigm and i-Evo enter security market
 -Evo is using Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging sensors to produce a line of extremely versatile fingerprint readers that can be used both indoors and outdoors
 i-Evo has kept its biometric fingerprint readers simple, small, easy to operate and low in cost according to the market

Lumidigm announced that i-Evo (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) is using the company's multispectral imaging sensors to produce a line of extremely versatile fingerprint readers that can be used both indoors and outdoors, including in harsh environments that render most biometric readers inoperable. The i-Evo team has kept the design of the biometric fingerprint readers simple, resulting in units that are small, require minimal training, are easy to install and cost less. They are aesthetically pleasing, easy to use, vandal-resistant and available in a range of colours.  Also "plug-and-play" installable, i-Evo readers integrate easily with existing card and fob systems.

"Biometrics has been proven time and time again to overcome all of the security issues found with card and fob systems," explains Shaun Oakes, managing director of i-Evo. "However, the cost of biometric systems coupled with their reliability issues has, until now, curtailed profits and industry growth."

"Lumidigm's multispectral imaging sensors eradicate these issues and provide us with a quick, simple and cost-effective solution for our integrators to promote to their users.
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"Biometrics has been proven time and time again to overcome all of the security issues found with card and fob systems": Oakes 

"Probably nothing better exemplifies how our multispectral imaging fingerprint sensors complement i-Evo's solutions and help i-Evo customers get reliable reads than a video that i-Evo has on their website," emphasises Bill Spence, Lumidigm vice president of transaction systems. "The video demonstrates how their readers continue to operate submerged in snow or under water, work in -20 C degree temperatures, read through layers of cream, oil and dust, match fingerprints wearing latex gloves and work while fingers are wet." The video is available at this link.

Lumidigm multispectral fingerprint sensors capture fingerprint data beneath the surface of the skin so that dryness or even damaged or worn fingers create no problems for reliable reads. Using multiple wavelengths of light and advanced polarisation techniques to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, Lumidigm's sensors provide results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper resistant than conventional biometric readers.

i-Evo biometric readers are employed by a variety of customers, including schools, corporate buildings, universities, hospitals, apartments, perimeter control, construction sites, office blocks and others throughout Europe and beyond.

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